Giving Better Care to Our Brothers
In early 2015, the Saint Meinrad monastic community decided to
undertake some serious mechanical repairs to the 32-year-old
Because the work included the replacement of the HVAC and
plumbing systems, the monks needed to move out of the monastery for
Improvements were also needed in the infirmary wing of the
monastery: doorways and corridors were too narrow, bathrooms were
not handicap accessible, and the professional staff was working out
of a small room.
Thus, the monks decided to move ahead with infirmary
improvements at the same time.
More Space and Comfort
Located on the ground floor, the infirmary wing will be expanded
by 85% and improved to provide better health care for those
residing there. Improvements include:
new rooms, for a total of 18
rooms, with wheelchair access to the bathroom and
centrally located nurses station
doorways to allow for easier wheelchair use
hallways so wheelchairs and electric scooters can maneuver easily,
and hospital beds can be moved in and out of rooms.
The project is expected to cost $1.6 million. To make your gift
toward the Monastery Infirmary project, visit our online giving
Photo: The artist rendering, above, shows the infirmary expansion,
which looks onto the monastic courtyard.